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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 9 May 1980 (USA)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.



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An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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"The Nude Bomb" . . . . Would You Believe It ? [Lobby Card] See more »


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Release Date:

9 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening title sequence is a parody of the James Bond franchise's opening titles and gun-barrel walk sequences. See more »


When Max and Larrabee are driving together, there is no window post ('B pillar') between the front and rear doors, yet the car used for the outside shots has one. See more »


Maxwell Smart: [Max and agent 34 crash into a roadblock with a sign showing skull and crossbones and a German warning] Just our luck, we gotta run into a poisonous Achtung.
Agent 34: That means attention. There has been an avalanche.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »


You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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More bawdy spy spoof than true Get Smart
6 August 1999 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

Okay, I was 11 when I first saw The Nude Bomb -- it was on HBO, I taped it and watched it over and over and over and over again. A huge fan of Get Smart, yes, I was disappointed Don Adams was the only original from the series. But I do remember enjoying the film's opening - a spoof of the Bond-films, with women fawning over Smart as a hokey ballad played over the credits. And of course, Sylvia Kristel ... need I say more.

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